Graduate awards

In addition to these awards, the University supports graduate students through teaching, research, and service fellowships and assistanceships. For these, contact your graduate chair or graduate administrator for details.

Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment Fish & Wildlife Development Fund Award

Value$5,000 each
EligibilityThe Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment is now accepting applications for the Fish and Wildlife Development Fund (FWDF) Student Research Awards.
With funds derived from hunting, angling and trapping licence sales, the Fish and Wildlife Development Fund (FWDF) acts to acquire, protect and manage fish and wildlife habitat in the Province of Saskatchewan for the purpose of sustaining fish and wildlife populations, their habitats and the ecosystems they support. Since 2001, the Ministry of Environment has supported student-based research projects that impact management and conservation of the province’s natural resources through the FWDF. More than $325,000 has been awarded to help students conduct research relevant to the management and conservation of our province’s plants, fish and wildlife.

Projects should be focused on any aspect of the management and/or conservation of Saskatchewan’s plants, fish or wildlife, or their habitats, and should align with the FWDF Strategic Plan. The fund has identified three management goals concerning fish and wildlife:
  1. Maintain natural habitat through conservation, biodiversity, land management and awareness of rare species.
  2. Maintain and grow sustainable fish populations and their habitat.
  3. Maintain game populations and ensure accessible hunting.

Students may receive an award for a maximum of three years per degree. The student is responsible for re-applying each year to seek continuation of award.
ApplySee Application Procedurefor detailed list of requirements.

Application packages must include the following documents:
  1. Completed and signed application form
  2. Curriculum VitaeCover letter (maximum one page)
  3. Project outline
  4. Outline of Proposed Research: The outline is limited to 500 words and provides a more detailed description of the project including objectives, planned approach/methods, outcomes and relevance. Cited references should be given. These do not count towards the 500 word outline.
  5. Progress Report - If you have received a previous Student Award from the Ministry of Environment, you must submit a progress report before your current application will be reviewed. For details on the progress report, see Student Award Annual Report Guidelines
  6. References - Each applicant must submit two letters of reference with their application package. These letters should be in a sealed envelope signed by the referee. The primary faculty advisor should provide one reference, and both letters should focus on credentials and merits of the student that qualify them to receive this award.


Fish & Wildlife Development Fund Student Awards
Attention: Lois Koback
Ministry of Environment
112 Research Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 3R3
DeadlineDecember 14
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